After something like 2 1/2 years of work (not continuous, of course), I am finally ready to assemble my latest design - the Heath "Super Parasol" lightplane in 1/16 scale. Why such a large scale? Because the Parasol is a very small plane, 25 ft. (7.6m) span, 17 ft (5.2m) length, and 260 lb. (118kg) weight, so the model is still a not-unreasonable 19in. (48cm) span. I also love detailed engines (see my Bentley BR-2 in the Parts Bin), so the bigger scale helps there. Here's a picture of the 1929 original: View attachment 1036 The standard powerplant for the Super Parasol was a 4-cylinder Henderson "De Luxe" motorcycle engine converted by Heath, which provided somewhere between 23 and 27 horsepower. View attachment 1037 Now, on to the model. Here are the 9 sheets, fresh from the printer: There are 6 color part sheets, 1 B&W former sheet for laminating to .5mm card, 1 B&W sheet that is 1/2 1mm formers and 1/2 wire part patterns, and 1 sheet of construction diagrams. Here are the diagrams, if you're interested in the construction: View attachment 1038 Start assembly by laminating the formers to the appropriate thick card: Follow up by doubling all the parts that need it: I added an extra layer of manila folder stock between the layers of the tail surfaces for extra rigidity. On all the doubled parts, I made the color area oversize on 1 side so a slight misalignment won't result in an undersized part or need touch-up on the surface.